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expelled from marseille not \ . the eu justice minister used extremely harsh words to criticize france. >> this is something that europe should not have to witness again after the second world war. i have made crystal clear my doubts about the legality of the french measure. >> at a meeting two weeks ago, the french immigration minister assured brussels that no ethnic group was being singled out for deportation, but a league official memo released on monday contradicts this. -- a leaked official memo. this could be a direct contradiction to the law. -- to eu law. >> after 11 years, i even go further. this is a disgrace. >> france is now facing fastrac legal proceedings. it stands accused of violating the right of the citizens to free movement. the french ministry has once again defended its actions, saying the expulsions are legitimate and necessary. >> i ask for more on this outspoken condonation of french policy by the european commission -- i asked for more pay >> they are still reading from this. -- getting over this. this was a carefully considered speech. it was talked about this
controversial comments by muslims and immigration. in the u.s. east coast prepares for the arrival of the hurricane. >> a first session of peace talks between israeli and palestinian leaders has wrapped up at the state department in washington shortly after u.s. and middle east peace envoy described the talks as productive. the meeting on thursday marks the first time in 20 months that the two sides have held former in the gut -- formal negotiations. the u.s. president has said a timeline of one year to hammer out a new peace deal. >> talks between the israelis and palestinians have been on hold for almost two years. the fact the two sides are meeting again is down to the intense diplomatic efforts of president barack obama and his secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> i know the decision to sit at this table was not easy. we understand the suspicion and skepticism that so many feel, born out of years of conflict and frustrated hopes. >> the israelis and palestinians admit the talks will be difficult. netanyahu said painful concessions and -- concessions are required from both si
>>> hi, everyone, welcome to the "journal" on dw-tv. >> thank you for joining us. >> the helines -- iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad repeats his assertion that washington planned the 9/11 terrorist attacks. >> petrobras raises $70 billion to fund offshore oil reserves. m and the first athletes had to the commonwealth games and concerns that india is not up to staging the event. i >>> u.s. president barack obama has said that there are a host of options available to the united states and its allies if sanctions against iran failed to lead to cooperation on its nuclear program. thursday in his speech to the un general assembly, obama called on iran to resume dialogue with world powers regarding its nuclear programs. for his part, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad repeated his claims that washington orchestrated the september 11 attacks. >> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad address the media friday on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly. he repeated his claims that the united states government was responsible for the september 11 terror attacks in 2001. on thursd
in the moslem world against a u.s. pastor who is set to burn the koran. >>> those stories and more, but we begin with the news that the embattled bank member is giving up his position at the german central bank. the sides have reached an agreement that his duties will terminate at the end of this month. the bank request to christian wolff to fire the economist has been withdrawn. he has been the subject of intense criticism. he argued that muslims undermine german society and are more likely to live off welfare and threaten to transform the german culture. in the debate, he also caused widespread anger by saying that jews share a particular gene that sets them apart. more on that story coming up in the next edition of the "journal." >>> another controversy brewing in germany surrounding comments made by a senior member of the governor christine -- governing christian democrats. erika steinbach has made remarks that appeared to suggest she holds pornography partly to blame -- poland partly to blame for starting the second world war, and the comments were condemned by at lots of people, including
at the business desk. >> the u.s. says it has received billions of euros in pledges to improve the health of women and children. >> european parliament approved sweeping regulation of the eu's financial services industry. >> and a scramble for resources in remote regions of the arctic. ♪ >> the un says it has raised more than 30 billion euros to fund health care for needy mothers and children. on the closing day at a summit dedicated to strategies for fighting poverty, secretary- general ban ki-moon said the government's, foundation of businesses have committed funds to that purpose. leaders from 140 countries have been attending the summit. u.s. president barack obama is due to address. >> the main goal is simple. there has been progress towards achieving it, but it has been far too slow. almost 1 billion people suffer from militant -- malnutrition today. the world's poorest countries still have a long way to go to me the other goals which include reversing the spread of aids and ensuring access to primary school education. despite new financial pledges and that's at the summit, there's no cert
. new rules on child sex abuse, and the u.s. formally ends operations in iraq. chancellor angela merkel fears east german bravery and the country's unification set an example for the world, marking the moment that the treaty was signed two decades ago, she praised the role of civil rights activists and those who escaped the regime. the german leader grew up in the east and says it is now germany's responsibility to fight globally for freedom. >> the original unification treaty was presented to today's chancellor to commemorate its signing in the same room 20 years ago. angela merkel, who grow up in east germany, was joined there by many politicians involved in the deal. the interior met -- for the then interim minister, signing the treaty was the high point of his career. >> we left the room together for a moment, and then we simply cried because we were moved, exhausted, and overjoyed. >> it took just 23 minutes to end four decades of communist east german rule. unification had previously been approved by east germany's parliament. chancellor merkel was president at the proceedings 20
years. and stars on the red carpet. the start of the venice film festival. >>> u.s. president barack obama is meeting middle eastern leaders in washington in a bid for a new mideast peace agreement. benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas will hold face-to-face talks on thursday. netanyahu will meet obama for preliminary talks on issues such as the status of jerusalem and jewish building of settlements on the west bank's. later, he met a palestinian leader. jordan's king and egypt ruler were also attending. the talks came after hamas gunmen shot dead four jewish settlers. funerals for the victims were held earlier wednesday. >>> the u.s. and israeli leaders condemned the killings but said they would not derail the talks in washington. >> the message should go out to hamas and everybody else who is taking credit for these heinous crimes that this is not going to stop us from not only ensuring that a secure israel but also securing a longer lasting peace in which people throughout the region can take a different course. >> i think that the president's statement as an expression of our des
as the opposition and the government debate next year's controversial budget. the u.s. tries to keep the latest round of middle east peace talks moving. britain gets ready to greet the pope. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the german government and the opposition had some fears exchanges in parliament wednesday over the coalition's budget for next year. the opposition says the austerity plans are socially unjust. the government says the cuts are fair and necessary. chancellor angela merkle was forced to defend her record on the economy, unemployment, and inflation in the face of biting criticism. >> there was a tough job awaiting chancellor merkle on wednesday morning. she had to defend the biggest spending cuts in german postwar history. the chancellor started by drawing attention to previous government shortfalls. >> it was not individuals living beyond their means. it was those in charge who could not muster the energy to ensure this country's future. that is what we are changing. >> she also pointed out her success in shielding the country from the worst
at integrating ethnic minorities. these include using more teachers in schools who have immigrant backgrounds. the latest move comes amid heated debate on immigration unleashed by a member of the bundesbank. he claims islam is to blame for the poor integration. germany's interior minister says these new measures aimed to improve the situation. >> he is a schoolteacher in essen. the kurd was fortunate to have a mentor who encouraged him to go into education. the government wants to encourage ethnic minorities to go into teaching. he would like to see more to encourage ethnic minorities. >> there are ghettos were many turks live among themselves. they are isolated and have no opportunities. there needs to be more investment so they can escape isolation. >> germany's interior minister agrees. he says education is the key to integration. it is also at the core of the government range of measures. 50% of children from immigrant backgrounds leave school without a qualification. >> the most important element is language, language, language -- the earlier the better. it begins with assessments in kin
deal or face more bloodshed. >> those of us who are friends of israel must understand that true security for the jewish state requires an independent palestine, one that allows the palestinian people to live with dignity and opportunity. >those of us who are friends of the palestinians must understand that the rights of the palestinian people will only be won through peaceful means. >> reading the world of nuclear weapons is also a priority for obama. -- getting rid of nuclear- weapons in the world is also a priority for obama. >> the u.s. and the international committee seek a resolution to our differences with iran and the door remains open to diplomacy should they choose to walk through it. >> obama said that demonstrate l intentions of the program. the security council to impose new sanctions on iran after their refuse to suspends uranium production. >> at the request of the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, germany is focusing their efforts in the country. the german government has decided to withdraw reconnaissance troops and replace them with german soldiers who will hel
to break off talks if the moratorium expired. the u.s. has praised his restraint. the u.s. -- u.n. secretary general said monday he was disappointed at the israeli decision. >> construction is back in operation at the settlement in the west bank. so far the building activity has remained limited but the settlers are defiant and determined to press ahead. >> we must build and worry less about what people in the world think about it. that is how we have always succeeded. >> in the west bank settlement, bulldozers have begun preparing the ground for more new homes. palestinians regard settlement construction as a major obstacle to peace. that also accused mr. netanyahu of duplicity in the way he has addressed the issue. >> the prime minister was able to enforce a moratorium. a partial moratorium. we would want it to be fall. he can and should in for such a moratorium during the direct talks. -- he can and should enforce such a moratorium during the direct talks. >> on monday, french president nicolas sarkozy called on israel to halt construction. sarkozy has invited abbas netanyah
.k. >> a recent surge in u.s. drone strikes in pakistan is believed to be aimed at eliminating the leaders. they said militants were planning to seize and murder western hostages in a tax modeled on the 2008 attacks in mumbai. there are a handful of gunmen if that killed more than 160 people in a commando-style raid. intelligent pointing to al qaeda attacks have said the government german terror suspect of afghan origin. he was reportedly active in this hamburger mosque in had contacts with terror groups in pakistan. he is currently being held in afghanistan at the blogger and u.s. military prison. for months, german federal police have been denied access to the suspects. despite the latest revelations, germany has not raised its terror alert standing, and officials say there's no imminent threat. >> we spoke earlier to our political correspondent and asked him how serious berlin sees this latest plot. >> the german government does see terrorism is a significant issue, but they try to keep their counter-terrorism activities very much under the public radar screen. i do not think it is sign
correspondent who is traveling with the pope. i asked him to tell us more about the pontiff's speech. >> it was a very vigorous speech and appeal for a dialogue between faith and religion to establish a moral norms in society. it is the old argument that he keeps repeating. he did it at his first famous lecture, the dialogue between faith and reason did of the catholic church believes it is possible to establish objectives, universal norms. the pope pointed out that to settle for pragmatic short-term solutions of ethical norms is inadequate, as reflected in the disastrous financial crisis that we experienced in the last year. not everybody will agree with him. particularly fundamentalists, religious and fundamentalists in dislike the idea of a dialogue between faith and reason to about 108 of them were down here this afternoon when the pope arrived at westminster abbey. they shouted antichrist, antichrist, as he entered westminster ave. >> one more can you tell us about the arrests that were made today? >> apparently, they are algerian nationals, at least five of the mark. they were
. >> the plan is to not use nuclear power any longer than necessary. it is a bridging technology. the companies will be required to invest large amounts of money into ensuring the safety of the facility. >> a special payment will be levied on nuclear power operators as part of the deal. it could raise as much as 15 billion euros. it will be used to invest in renewable energies. the environment minister is satisfied with the package. >> our program has a concrete route to an age of renewable energy within a 40-year time period. >> the opposition and environmental groups oppose the government's plan on the phase out. >> this is a black day for germany. the government is selling out to the business interests and blocking renewable energy. >> this compromise between the conservatives and others is an example of a conservative policy. it is irresponsible, lacking future perspective, and guided by lobbyists. >> the social distracts -- democrats and greens say they will challenge the government's decision in the course. >> the decision and had an impact in frankfurt. >> investors are concerned about r
the reform is stopped. >> earlier we asked our responded in paris to tell us how likely it was that this strike would force the government to back down. >> i would have to say it is going to be very unlikely north dakota. and actually, 65% of the french admitted to pollsters that they knew the strike will not put that much pressure on the government, even as they acted. despite what looks like a really massive turnout on the streets today, earlier, president sarkozy said he was not going to budge on the retirement age being raised to 62, but he would be sensitive to specific cases. his ministers have done the mathematics and the rounds at the tv studios and argue this reform will save the countries from 17 billion euros over the next 20 years. they argue that sooner or later, the french are going to add to take some tough love, and the sooner the better. according to ministers, the entire retirement system is currently at stake. and even with this reform, the french will still caught off earlier than the vast majority of their european neighbors. they're not saying to st
by pedophile priests, and here in germany, a debate about the future direction. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has flown to the middle east to support the latest round of israeli-palestinian peace talks. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas will be meeting. both the u.s. and the u.n. have urged benjamin netanyahu to extend the stock beyond the deadline. -- extend a stop. >> construction work on new homes is already underway. recent reports suggest benjamin netanyahu has no plans to freeze all settlement building over the long term. local media are anticipating a new construction boma. >> there is no need for a partial freeze. there is no need for a total freeze. there is enough room for everyone to live peacefully. >> but not all israelis agree. some are critical of the inconsistent stance of the government. >> the settlers can do without approval of the government, and this is an issue note -- is an issue. >> the palestinians are ordering a total freeze on construction. >> edd least 13 people and killed in a plane crash in venezuela. -- at least 13 people. it wa
of the millennium goals are to be achieved. >> earlier, was booked to our u.s. correspondent and asked about the chances of fully realizing the millennium goals and what germany can do to that end. >> well, it is highly unlikely that all the goals will be achieved in all the regions. the differences are just too big. if you looked at a country like china that a booming economy in held a lot of people out of poverty and compare that to many countries in sub-saharan africa, you cannot compare it. the help needs to go more to the people who really needed, the poorest of the poor in sub- saharan africa. leaders here, ngo's have all been asking the donor countries to make their promises reality and give all the money that they have been promising to give. while on the german side, they say it is not all about the quantity of the money, but it is also about how this money is used. it needs to be used in a more effective way. that is what chancellor merkel said today. she is talking a lot about it. and she has a different agenda. she's talking to many, many heads of state and heads of government be
. >> earlier, we spoke to our u.s. correspondent, max hoffman. he told us how world leaders are responding. >> the highlight for the german viewpoint was the speech of chancellor merkle today, where she reaffirmed that germany was going to send 0.7% of the gross national -- the gross national product on foreign aid, or at least was planning to reach this number. of course, we know that budgetary plans in germany are a lot different from that at least at the moment. so we will have to see if it is possible for the current government in germany to realize these plans. on the other hand, a lot of people are trying to figure out if this summit is a success or if it is a failure. it always depends who you ask and on the viewpoint. what the summit has been lacking so far are big plans how to turn around the millennium development goals for the next five years and get them going even more. we have not seen any of that so far. what we have seen are a lot of heads of state and heads of government bring a lot of attention to the goals. that is always a good thing and that is what many people, includ
people. at this point is all speculation. >> what more can you tell us about the situation in the region in general? >> at this point they have not requested help from outside. we were able to talk to some people in the neighboring villages by phone. they have told us that they have seen the red cross and rescue teams on the way to this small village. but getting there is a logistical problem, a permit -- apparently. bridges have collapsed on the way, gravel roads have become muddy, the best way to get there is by helicopter, but it is still raining in the area, making flying not very easy. >> can the mexican relief workers cope with this on their own? will they be asking for outside assistance? >> at this point they have not done so and it is still very early into this disaster. we do not have a clear picture. i think that the authorities are struggling to make a clear picture of what is happening on the ground. >> thank you for that update. meanwhile, in colombia, officials say that it could take more than one week to bother the people buried by a landslide there. >> an engineer was fi
-lava cartel. one of them died in a hail of gunfire last december as mexican authorities closed in on him. u.s. authorities had put a $2 million bounty on valdez. there was no word on whether he would be extradited. for more on the arrest, we're joined by national public radio's jason beaubien in mexico city. jason, thank you for talking with us. first of all, they caught him alive. how significant is that? >> it is very significant because obviously he can be important in terms of other investigations, in terms of digging in to the workings of these cartels. yes, it's very important that they caught him alive. and the hope is that they will be able to get more information about the functioning of other cells, other parts of the organization that had splintered after the one man was gunned down by the mexican marines in december of 2009. >> woodruff: how big a victory is this for the mexican government? >> this is really huge in terms of the timing. for president calderon, he really needed a good-news story at the moment. last week you had the worst massacre in the entire drug car with 72 migr
>>> hi, everyone, welcome to the "journal" on dw-tv in berlin. the top stories at this hour, u.s. pastor terry jones leaves the world waiting as his career and burning plants sparks outrage in moslem countries. a massive blaze in golf's a san francisco suburb, killing at least four people -- involves a san francisco suburb, killing at least four people. and capping safety costs for nuclear power plants. >>> the united states is preparing to mark the ninth anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks on saturday. the pastor's threat to burn the koran on the day has but overshadowing events. he now says he will not go ahead with the burning as long as the new york imam moves at planned islamic cultural center away from ground zero. this has sparked outrage in the muslim world. in afghanistan, angry protesters lashed out at a nato outpost. >> the planned birding has seen thousands of people around the globe take to the streets, like afghanistan. shouting anti-u.s. slogans, they approach this database in the far northeast. the pastors and plans to burn at 200 karans has caused a
with healthy gains. a better than expected batch of employment data out of the u.s. helped the blue chips crews to their strongest weekly performance since july. >> the west report listed the move at the end of the weekend there was a sigh of relief when the numbers cannot because they had been much better than expected. this report lower to fears that the u.s. could slip again into recession. the german companies are focusing on china. audi reported an increase in sales in china. they would like to make china their biggest market in a few years. >> we are looking at the closing numbers. the dax closing higher. the u.s. stocks 50 also closing higher. across the atlantic on wall street, share prices rallied. the dow closing one and a quarter percent higher. looking very good there. on the currency markets, the euro trading at a value of $1.20. but as for trillion says the cost of its massive gulf of mexico oil spill has now risen to $8 billion, more than double the estimates. -- british petroleum says the cost of its massive gulf oil spill has now risen. they are pledging to send up a $20 billio
people before killing himself. he used the gun that was stored in his father's bedroom unlocked. >> this was the first time that the victim's parents get to see the attacker's father. it was a painful, but significant experience. >> there are many questions. we lost someone special. it is important to see the father. that has not happened before. i am sorry about that. >> he kept his gun uncovered near his bedside. instead, walking away. a mistake that prosecutors say it cost the lives of 15 people. >> they accuse the father of 15 cases of manslaughter, 13 cases of grievous bodily harm. >> his lawyer argues that he should walk free. he read out a statement from the father describing him as a broken and suicidal man under psychological treatment. >> my client has already been punished enough. he lost his own son. he had to give up everything that meant something to him, even his own identity. >> the family of the teenage gunman is now living under another name. the court expects to hear from 40 witnesses. a verdicis expected in january. >> 3 german teams are in action. they got t
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